ERIC Number: ED388577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Mapping Africa: A Curriculum Unit Grades Six to Ten.
Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
This curriculum unit teaches students about the basic physical and political geography of Africa and introduces or reviews fundamental geographical concepts and vocabulary in an African context. The unit offers a geographic introduction to the map of Africa with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa in terms of its examples and information. Each of the unit's five lessons can be integrated into the curriculum where it best suits students' needs, but it is suggested that the unit be taught as a whole. The lessons are: (1) "Getting Oriented to Globes and Maps"; (2) "Countries of Africa"; (3) "Human and Environmental Interaction in Africa"; (4) "Learning the Physiographic Features of Africa"; and (5) "African Climate." Transparencies, student handouts, and appendices containing conversion tables and a data bank are included. (EH)
Descriptors: Cartography, Foreign Countries, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location, Geography, Geography Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Map Skills, Maps, Physical Divisions (Geographic), Physical Geography, Political Divisions (Geographic), Secondary Education, Topography, World Geography
Africa Project/SPICE, Institute for International Studies (IIS), Littlefield Center, Room 14, Stanford University, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford, CA 94305-5013.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Africa